Friday, 25 February 2011

Daily Draw Gratitudes Warrior Queen

Drawing again from the Tarot of the Sidhe by the delightfully creative Emily Carding, today's card is titled Warrior Queen, traditionally the Queen of Wands.

A female figure stands on a rock in the centre of a bay, around her the water is tinted red and orange, mirroring the energy that streams off this Warrior Queen.  Birds seem to emanate from her, flying off in all directions, and her dress dances about her like red streamers in the wind.  She appears to be blindfolded, yet in touch with everything through the energy that she spreads around her, and through the birds who can act as her eyes, seeing with perspective and going everywhere and anywhere.

This card is subtitled the Gift of Charm.  Perhaps because she can charm the very birds from the skies :-)  She certainly radiates warmth and vitality, and the birds as messengers and communicators suggest she speaks lyrically, melodically.

This reminds me of a card from Rachel Pollack's Shining Tribe Tarot, the Seven of Birds.  In that card, Rachel describes the way in which Australian Aborigines sang their territories, memorising songs detailing all the land and its features that "belonged" to their tribe.  From this she concludes that we can try to make our message both clear and pleasant to hear.  And isn't that part of what charm is about - persuading others through our words?

My gratitudes:

I am thankful for the strong, communicative women in my life.

I am grateful for feeling energetic and vital.

I am thankful for my ability to communicate with others.

Images: Warrior Queen from the Tarot of the Sidhe and 7 of Birds from Shining Tribe Tarot.

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